[lug] thunderbird doesn't honor default KDE browser
edkovsky at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 18:57:26 MST 2011
Thunderbird maintains its own list of default applications. I've had a
similar problem with how it handles file attachments.
This might be helpful:
If you are unable to launch Firefox (or another Mozilla browser) from URL
links in a Thunderbird mail message, or if you want to change the browser
that is launched<http://kb.mozillazine.org/Changing_the_web_browser_invoked_by_Thunderbird>,
add the following lines to the user.js
located in your Thunderbird profile
may need to create the user.js file). Change the path of the Firefox
executable, if yours is not */usr/bin/firefox*.
On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com>wrote:
> On 12/15/2011 12:25 PM, Davide Del Vento wrote:
> > I have KDE (I finally gave up on GNOME, but that's a different story)
> > Platform Version 4.7.2 (4.7.2) and my default browser is firefox
> > (firefox says so, and SystemSettings->DefaultApplications->WebBrowser
> > confirms). When I click on a link in the console, it opens firefox.
> > When I click on a link in Thunderbird (v8.0) it opens Chrome.
> > Thunderbird doesn't have any browser "choice" and it should honor
> > system default, do you have any clue of what could be wrong here?
> Firefox is basically a gnome app and uses gconf to lookup
> desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http, etc. So you still need to use the gnome
> tools to set the preference.
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